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# Oval vs. Ovally

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Ovalnoun

A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.

In an oval shape.

Ovalnoun

A sporting arena etc. of this shape.

In an oval form.

Ovalnoun

(math) In a projective plane, a set of points, no three collinear, such that there is a unique tangent line at each point. (A tangent line is defined as a line meeting the point set at only one point, also known as a 1-secant.)

Having the shape of an oval.

Of or pertaining to an ovum.

‘oval conceptions’;

Of or pertaining to eggs; done in the egg, or inception; as, oval conceptions.

Having the figure of an egg; oblong and curvilinear, with one end broader than the other, or with both ends of about the same breadth; in popular usage, elliptical.

Ovalnoun

A body or figure in the shape of an egg, or popularly, of an ellipse.

Ovalnoun

a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it;

‘the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant’;

rounded like an egg

having a rounded and slightly elongated outline or shape like that of an egg

‘her smooth oval face’;

Ovalnoun

a body, object, or design with an oval shape or outline

‘cut out two small ovals from the felt’;

Ovalnoun

an oval sports field or racing track.

Ovalnoun

a ground for Australian Rules football.

Oval

An oval (from Latin ovum, ) is a closed curve in a plane which resembles the outline of an egg. The term is not very specific, but in some areas (projective geometry, technical drawing, etc.) it is given a more precise definition, which may include either one or two axes of symmetry of an ellipse.

‘egg’;